Paolo Nutini announces second Edinburgh gig

Paolo Nutini announces second Edinburgh gig

The organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations have announced that Paolo Nutini will play a second gig in Princes Street Gardens this December. The Scottish singer-songwriter will now perform on Friday, 30 December, in addition to his previously announced gig on Saturday, 31 December, which broke records when it sold out in less than three hours. The shows will be his only festival appearances of the year. On adding a second show, Nutini said: “I was…

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Making a Murderer lawyers to bring live tour to Edinburgh

Making a Murderer lawyers to bring live tour to Edinburgh

Steven Avery’s attorney’s, Dean Strang and Jerry Butin, are bringing their acclaimed live show about Making a Murderer to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall next year. The duo, who were tasked with defending Steven Avery in the controversial murder case that was explored in the 10-part Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, will discuss the case, recent developments and take part in a live question and answer session with the audience in Edinburgh on Friday 27 January….

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Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Festival Theatre

Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Festival Theatre

There are few musicals that radiate as much pure, unadulterated joy as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It comes as no surprise, then, that the classic tale of British inventor Caractacus Potts and his family’s adventure to Vulgaria in their magical clapped-out racing car has been loving reinvented for the stage once again. Directed by James Brining and starring Jason Manford, Charlotte Wakefield, Claire Sweeney and Phil Jupitus, this latest production is a stylish, big-budget show-stopper…

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Review: Gangsta Granny, King’s Theatre

Review: Gangsta Granny, King’s Theatre

David Walliams’ colossal success as a children’s novelist (he’s sold more than 4 million to date) may have shocked adults who only know him for his involvement in noughties sketch show Little Britain and his work as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent. Yet, as evidenced by the hundreds of smiling faces enjoying the stage adaptation of Gangsta Granny at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre last night, his energetic and over-the-top approach to everything he does clearly…

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Preview: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Festival Theatre

Preview: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Festival Theatre

A brand new production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang flew into Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre last night – and you can catch it until Sunday, 16 October. Based on Ian Flemming’s classic story and the subsequent iconic film starring Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang follows the story of the lovable but wacky inventor Caractacus Potts. When Baron Bomburst demands that all children be vanished from his kingdom, Potts’ family and the…

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Preview: Gangsta Granny, King’s Theatre

Preview: Gangsta Granny, King’s Theatre

Ahead of its run in London’s West End next year, the stage adaption of David Walliams’ hit children’s novel Gangsta Granny is set to open at Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre this evening. The show, based on Walliams’ fictional book, follows the tale of a young boy who hates having to stay with his Granny every week as he finds her boring – until he discovers she has a hilarious secret! The pair then embark on a fun…

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Edinburgh beer enthusiasts to launch new festival

Edinburgh beer enthusiasts to launch new festival

Two Edinburgh-based beer enthusiasts are planning on revolutionising the local beer scene with the launch of a brand new festival. Richard Servranckx and Dan Quille have organised The Craft Beer Revolution Festival, which will feature tastings, masterclasses, quizzes, fun games and street food. The three-day event is set to take place in Assembly Roxy from Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 November and will showcase more than 60 different beers from 13 of the duo’s favourite…

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Paolo Nutini to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Paolo Nutini to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Paolo Nutini is set to headline Edinburgh’s world-famous Hogmanay celebrations. The Scots superstar, who performed to 35,000 fans at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park last summer, will ring in the New Year by topping the bill at the Capital’s Concert in the Gardens in front of almost 10,000 fans. It will be his only festival appearance in 2016 and will coincide with the tenth anniversary of his platinum-selling debut album, These Streets. The singer-songwriter, who is originally…

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Anna Morris: It’s Got To Be Perfect, review

Anna Morris: It’s Got To Be Perfect, review

There’s something about planning a wedding that can make even the most rational women lose their minds. Months of planning can become more stressful than a house move, whilst what colour of plates to serve dinner on can seem to become almost as big a dilemma as deciding which man to marry. For comedian and YouTube sensation Anna Morris, the lengths some brides will go to in order to ensure everything from the dress to…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Trainspotting review

Edinburgh Fringe: Trainspotting review

In Yer Face Theatre’s stage production of Trainspotting was one of the hottest tickets in town during last year’s Fringe Festival – and for very good reason. Performed in George Square’s graffitied, atmospheric and intimate Underground venue, the 75-minute play immerses the audience from the moment they take their ‘seats’ on the cold, hard floor. What follows is a gritty, fast-paced and fascinating look into Edinburgh’s drug scene in the Eighties – immortalised first by…

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